While U.S. President Barack Obama and other Group of Seven leaders of advanced economies talk of sanctions or other punitive responses, Japanese officials say ties with Moscow remain on track.
Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin maintained his tough talk over Ukraine Tuesday, attempting to cool regional tensions by declaring that Russia has no intention “to fight the Ukrainian people,” though it reserves the right to use force.
Kremlin economic aide Sergei Glazyev said on Tuesday that Russia will reduce its economic dependency on the United States if Washington decides to impose sanctions against Moscow over the issue of Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin ordered tens of thousands of Russian troops participating in military exercises near Ukraine’s border to return to their bases as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was on his way to Kiev. Tensions remained high in the strategic Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.
Secretary of State John Kerry threatened to isolate Russia economically and politically. He said Russia may not remain in the G8. There were threats and there was criticism. “It’s really nineteenth century behaviour in the twenty first century.” Kerry said.
As Russian armoured personnel carriers patrolled the streets of nearby Sevastopol, the troops in Balaklava — who all actually wore black balaclavas to hide their faces — blocked access to the port area, where millionaires’ yachts are moored near fishing dories and small warships.
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